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If you shop at Michaels you may want to double check your your bank statements.
Michaels says more than two-and-a-half million payment cards were stolen in a security breach. The arts and crafts chain also said Thursday about 400-thousand payment cards for its subsidiary Aaron Brothers may have been breached by sophisticated malware. This is the latest of several security attacks on major U.S. retailers following Target’s massive credit card breach during last year’s holiday shopping season.

A death is reported from the Coachella Music Festival in Indio. Authorities say a 21 year old Oakland woman has died of a suspected drug overdose five days after being found unresponsive at the concert. The second weekend of the Coachella festival gets underway today.

At least 13 people have been killed in an avalanche on Mt Everest. All of those killed were Sherpa guides who help climbers carry their gear.

Rescue crews continue desperately searching for anyone who may still be alive in that sunken ferry that capsized off the coast of South Korea. Divers have entered the ship’s hull and air has been pumped inside the capsized ferry, but they’ve found no signs of life. 270 are missing.

The CHP continues to look for the cause of last week’s deadly crash between a FedEx truck and bus filled with high school students. Ten people including two from the Inland Empire were killed last when a FedEx truck crossed a median on I- Five near Orland and hit a charter bus head on. Investigators are using vehicles similar to the ones involved in the crash for vehicle and skid testing.

Astronomers say they’ve found another planet about the same size as Earth that’s located in the so-called “Goldilocks Zone.” That’s the area that’s not too hot and not too cold for liquid water to exist. But its not nearby…its an estimated 490 light years away.

There’s a new way to find Facebook friends. Facebook has announced the Nearby Friends tool, which alerts people when their friends are in the same area. The mobile feature sends smartphone notifications that can be customized for a certain group or a set period of time. Nearby Friends will be available for iPhone and Android devices in the coming weeks.

Chelsea Clinton is going to be a mom. Chelsea has announced that she and her husband are expecting their first child later this year.

An Easter basket without candy sounds like an April Fool’s joke. But more and more parents are looking for healthier treats. Experts suggest filling plastic eggs with dried fruit instead of candy. Also, do an Easter egg hunt with hard boiled eggs because they’re full of Omega-3 fatty acids instead of sugar. If you want to include chocolate, choose dark chocolate because it’s been shown to have health benefits.



April 18, 2014 at 6:28 am | News | No comment